Top rated movies with distinctive directing that have a sinister villain

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with distinctive directing featuring a sinister villain! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with distinctive directing featuring a sinister villain, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Never Grow Old (2019)

An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful town, but his own family come under threat as the death toll increases dramatically.

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2019-03-15 | Western

Cast

Emile Hirsch, John Cusack

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    downright nasty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    grim
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grim and gritty

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2 Emergency Declaration (2022)

While investigating a terroristic threat that goes viral online, Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded an international flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same flight suddenly dies a gruesome death of unknown cause, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground. With steadily decreasing fuel and international refusals to offer aid, the captain and crew will be forced to take unprecedented emergency measures in an attempt to save the lives of their passengers.

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2022-08-03 | Action / Drama

Cast

Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun

Rating

rating icon 7.517
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    upbeat ending
  2. Ranked #3 for
    bittersweet ending
  3. Ranked #3 for
    iconoclast

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3 Sniper: Assassin's End (2020)

Special Ops sniper Brandon Beckett is set up as the primary suspect for the murder of a foreign dignitary on the eve of signing a high-profile trade agreement with the United States. Narrowly escaping death, Beckett realizes that there may be a dark operative working within the government, and partners with the only person whom he can trust: his father, legendary sniper Sgt. Thomas Beckett. Both Becketts are on the run from the CIA, Russian mercenaries, and a yakuza-trained assassin with sniper skills that rival both legendary sharpshooters.

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2020-06-15 | Action

Cast

Chad Michael Collins, Sayaka Akimoto

Rating

rating icon 6.19
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cliche dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    smart-ass
  3. Ranked #1 for
    largely forgettable

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4 The King's Man (2021)

As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

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2021-12-22 | Action / Comedy

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson

Rating

rating icon 6.772
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    serious
  2. Ranked #1 for
    like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  3. Ranked #2 for
    initiator

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5 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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2019-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 5.943
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric
  3. Ranked #1 for
    subtle directing

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6 Coming Home in the Dark (2021)

A school teacher is forced to confront a brutal act from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters takes him and his family on a nightmare road-trip.

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2021-08-12 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    creating tension
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interesting dynamic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unjustifiable character

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7 Bacurau (2019)

Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

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2019-08-29 | Mystery / Western

Cast

Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino

Rating

rating icon 7.678
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    savage
  2. Ranked #2 for
    discernible plot
  3. Ranked #2 for
    seemingly tacked on

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8 Hinterland (2021)

Vienna, 1920. The Austro-Hungarian Empire has collapsed. Peter Perg returns home from the Great War, after years of captivity. But the Vienna he comes home to is nothing like the place he once knew. The new Austrian Republic thrives on social and artistic freedom, but anti-democratic movements and unemployment loom overhead. A stranger in his hometown, his life takes a turn for the worse when one of his former comrades is murdered. Suddenly the mysterious killings of veterans are mounting. Personally connected to the victims, Perg decides to bring the killer to justice. He finds an ally in the cool-headed forensic doctor Theresa Körner, with whom he has a deeper, shared history. Their investigation leads them into the darkest corners of the city, as they confront a brutal and systematic killer and intrigues from within the police force. But when the killer’s net closes around Perg himself, he faces the moral dilemma of his life.

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2021-10-07 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Murathan Muslu, Liv Lisa Fries

Rating

rating icon 6.352
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    homesick
  2. Ranked #1 for
    chilling thrills
  3. Ranked #3 for
    bludgeoned to death

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9 Vesper (2022)

After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed Father, meets a mysterious Woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the possibility of a future.

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2022-08-17 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan

Rating

rating icon 6.398
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    post-apocalyptic future
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slimy cast
  3. Ranked #1 for
    plot hinges

Trailer

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10 Encanto (2021)

The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.

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2021-10-13 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero

Rating

rating icon 7.604
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    enchanting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    vibrant imagery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wonderful

Trailer

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